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welcome to the program. investigation has been launched into allegations of embezzlement. a hundred million dollars. this all boils down to scandal corruption and embezzlement to the tune of one hundred u.s. a million dollars damage to the russian the federal budget basically under anatoly certain codes that watch defense ministry properties that were undervalued and skoal sold under sketchy circumstances and what that means is that that led to this
particularly shake up meaning that they needed to make sure that the investigation regarding the scandal was fair and objective there are barred even to arrest to put say a gay child who in this position he's charged with the task of cleaning up the defense ministries affairs now he has been very popular the past eighteen years as the emergencies minister and most recently he has been serving as the governor of the moscow region so very popular person big task ahead of him. to the story now that's dominating news worldwide of course of the u.s. presidential election. well the vote has only just begun although early voting has been taking place for several weeks polls can separate barack obama and mitt romney and have them neck and neck right now but alongside the two front runners many of those who were running were not given a voice in the media so he gave them the platform they needed. the notion that
we've been the country that stood up to the ball the as opposed to being a bully it's a growing police state quite obviously we can end the failed racist war on drugs downsize the military and the drone wars bring the troops home let's stop with our military interventions let's get out of afghanistan to morrow thirty thousand drones flying over the united states what are they flying over the united states for in the unemployment and jumpstart the green economy that spells an end to climate change and makes wars for oil obsolete. what was rather striking about the debate was how different the proposals put forward were from those of obama and romney who share similar ideas on many issues he's got a nature can report on just what it could mean that a third party might have to offer. with this in two presidential candidates who know very well you know perfectly well that they don't stand
a chance to win this election but they screw their hats in the ring because they claim the two parties were public and democratic have conspired to leave americans with no choice or with an illusion of choice as they say joel stein from the green party and gary johnson from the libertarian party debated in our studio this monday night but it was not a debate simply against the two party system listening to how these alternative candidates argued on the economy get could see how dramatically opposite their views are. on the subject it was a heated debate on the role of the government the libertarian candidate for instance was arguing that the u.s. should get rid of all taxes except the federal consumption tax but on foreign policy they demonstrated a similar view both offering views distinctly alternative to those of romney and barack obama we deserve a foreign policy based on international law human rights and diplomacy unfortunately we currently have an international policy based on wars for oil and
the use of brute military force as a tool of foreign policy we're funding the syrian insurgents a quarter of the syrian insurgents are just hottest did we not learn our lessons when it came to afghanistan and the fact that we bankrolled osama bin laden and how did that turn out look there are unintended consequences to our military interventions always worse than better campaign financing is becoming a huge issue here especially with the supreme court ruling which now allows corporations to funnel as much money as they want into political campaigns which makes it virtually impossible for someone without the backing of the big party machines to win an election the news cycle here in america is entirely focused on the two parties americans know very little if anything about alternative candidates when green party's jill stein was the rest. protesting outside the place where president obama and mitt romney debated in mid october it went completely ignored
by the media here so it seems the party solution is to black out alternative voices and to convince the american people that they have no other choice but barack obama and mitt romney and the mainstream media here are very much part of that black crowd he's a guy nature can reporting that will in the meantime pay to lindsay who is running for the u.s. presidency as a candidate for the party of socialism and liberation so that her aim is to give voters an alternative to mislead not influenced by that of corporate finance who are running to expose the elections and to give voters an alternative to talk about how you know from our perspective a change has never come from the elections never come from the politicians change comes from building the movement in the two party system is really just a form of class rule you know it's a way for the one percent to exercise their almost unlimited domination of the political and economic system in this country you know obama and romney are spending like two point five billion dollars which first off what a tremendous waste you know i've been in new york doing relief work for hurricane sandy you know there are forty thousand people who become homeless as
a result of this hurricane what could those people do with the two point five billion dollars you know why are we using it to build housing instead but you know the corporations given this money you know you don't get that kind of money without the support of the big banks and corporations to ensure that their interests are present in the elections you know and so that regardless of whether it's a democrat who wins or republican wins it's the corporations who when it's a bank say when it's the people who lose well voting underway across the eastern u.s. is already hitting trouble the army's been called in to help set up mode polling stations in areas devastated by last week's superstorm elsewhere election lawsuits are already being filed and o. s. c.e. monitors in iowa are being told if they so much as come close to the voting stations they will be arrested these were important points. polls in the u.s. have opened and for the first time in history americans are embracing election day in the shadow of a deadly super storm that left behind a trail of devastation and voting disruptions here in new york city sixty polling sites have been relocated due to the unprecedented damage caused by sandy just one
week ago city officials say military trucks will also be used throughout the day as makeshift polling stations in areas still without electricity this is of course is to ensure that all citizens will be able to cast their votes now when nearby new jersey millions are being allowed to cast their ballot by fax mail or online the last minute decision was made after a reported two hundred fifty polling sites in the garden state were damaged by last week's superstorm now as government officials along the east coast are scrambling to ensure that millions are not disenfranchised from the presidential election cyber security experts warn that online voting can't be verifiably secure and this could also lead to a disaster in a conscientious race such as the one between barack obama and mitt romney several computer scientists and cryptologists say weaknesses in u.s.
cyber security leaves room for online votes to be intercepted changed or deleted but even before sandy became the us political game changer of twenty twelve america's election system had already been considered controversial artie's honest explains you elected me to tell you the truth honesty is the best policy while maybe not in u.s. elections two words define why people hate america double standard on everything in this presidential election season these two words are back in full swing the basic definition of a double standard is a rule or principle unfairly applied in different ways to different people org. let's find out if this is relevant to the u.s. election system from questionable voter id regulations to shorten to early voting time slots to gerrymandering were rigged drawing congressional district lines to favor certain party laws affecting voters rights are passed left and right and vary
state by state you have an eric holder this video shows how easy it is to attempt to steal attorney general eric holder's vote when an idea is not required actually forgot my id. yet places that do ask for a government issued photo id can effect over ten percent of americans that simply don't have one there is an attempt to prevent large numbers of people from actually exercising the ballot election monitors usually serve the purpose of keeping track of in discrepancies and while the us likes to keep a close eye on the way elections are handled abroad even the carter center which goes a rod and does the great we're monitoring elections. refuses to monitor us elections on the grounds the basic standards of integrity when election ideals are not met elsewhere criticism runs rampant elections in venezuela elections in iran elections in russia. the press will go to town on any sign that the outcome was fixed and
while nit picking abroad is all the rage the elephant in the room remains unnoticed at home policymakers and to a great extent our media and and trickle down to the american people have literally the literally think that the rest of the world is stupid that they don't see it that everybody naturally house to admit admired us that we're great and it's not the case well obvious flaws are met with a deaf ear here in and year out a flawed election process continues to be the first vote cast in the us and it's the party new york. and there's certainly a lot more still lined up for you on the u.s. election focusing on what's at stake for the world in this election including america's closest allies are all about and a lot more after a quick break. usually
the police and occupy protesters are like oil and water but in atlanta they've come together to save the house of a former detective jacqueline barber unfortunately miss barbara lost a lot of money battling cancer and was facing eviction when she turned to occupy homes for help so far she's managed to stay in her home despite it being sold out from under her feet but the main thing is that her fight to stay in her home has become like a bridge between two groups who are usually at each other's throats the police and occupiers the thing is the cruel economic practices can affect us all even retired police like ms barber i know there are some irresponsible people who buy things they can't pay for and here the police have to do something about them but they shouldn't throw you out of your home that you've paid for for years just for getting cancer no one should have to live with the constant fear that their home
will be taken away after years and years of payment just because they got sick and america thought we believed in private property not eternally renting from big banks but that's just my opinion. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world from the street can do that. change corporations rule the day.
if you are just joining us welcome to the program here on a russia's foreign minister says sophisticated american surface to air missiles are making their way into the hands of rebel militias and syria he also accused the western media of twisting the facts in its reporting of the civil war more now from azziz paula slim. the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov speaking in the jordanian capital of amman has warned against western powers supplying syrian opposition fighters with illegal weapons he says that russia has evidence as well as information that the fighters are being supplied with high tech a face of equipment more than fifty stinger has
a chemical in the hands of the bull fighters and that equipment is made now in iraq also said that he was very surprised to find out that the b.b.c. says it has information that russia is supplying syria with weapons of mass destruction he said it was amazing to hear from a correspondent of such a respected corporation such claims being made at the same time he did say that russia was finishing its arms shipment to damascus and that these were deals that were made and old contracts but that the distinction needs to be made that these are only defensive weapons weapons that are not being used in the conflict by comparison with the type of weapons that are making it into the opposition fighters today that are fueling the conflict on the ground of also say that russia's position is clear that they need to be talks between the syrian government and the opposition he said it is up to syrians to decide for themselves who they want in the transitional government and he warned against making from the outside now comments come as the syrian opposition meets in doha what we do know is that the
meeting is aimed at bringing the opposition together but certainly the u.s. has previously suggested that it would hand pick some of the candidates for this new united opposition but we are seeing is washington taking an active part in forming this new body there are already rifts within the opposition with some members claiming that the reshuffle has not been done properly and that what we've seen as old names merely being replaced by new names who really have the same political position there is growing concern of what will evolve in syria will be much the same as what happened in libya where western countries recognized the opposition as the only legitimate government and then launched military action. the concern is that by not recognizing the syrian president bashar assad wish to nations will be given greater freedom to do what they want next country. correspondent paula slater right there while i certainly more news and views are waiting for you at our website r t v dot com including a warning sign in london hundreds of members of the movement of anonymous and their
teeth at the u.k. government ultimately marking guy cold night with protests right there on the ground. plus a close call for iran as an israeli documentary reveals how tell of evil was all set to strike terror on back in two thousand and ten when a lot more on that. are turning our attention now back to the election in the u.s. now with a look at the candidates from the perspective of the outside world. and our leaders across the world will be about as nervous as the u.s. election results as voters themselves they know what obama is all about but mitt romney on the other hand is an unknown entity to select looks at what the republican candidate might herald. if mitt romney wanted to make friends across the atlantic during his summer tour he certainly failed first he doubted britain's
preparations for the olympics then he angered palestinians by calling jerusalem israel's capital even though washington does not recognize israel's annexation of its eastern lands romney has been bashing europe in his campaign back home but across the board many have been thinking where they he really has a clue what was happening in the old world and some are even openly concerned about his potential when there is a fear of victory will fear for the implementation of free market measures particularly tax cuts which can only encourage governments like david cameron from britain to emulate what happens in america under a republican presidency that has been a pattern of the last three decades so i think people in britain would be scared of a romney victory china is also among those closely watching the republican candidates ties between beijing and washington have already hit a low with the u.s. planning to relocate most of its naval force into the pacific but romney's even
more combative stance is met with criticism in china namely his calls to step up weapons sales to taiwan and labeling china a currency manipulator all randomly has to do is declare trade war on china on a day on the first day it takes office relations with russia was a large chunk of romney's election campaign and that's where he also created some grounds for concern just like his republican predecessor in the presidential race john mccain romney has been expressing a hard line if not hostile attitude towards moscow which made many in russia think that should he become the new u.s. leader the relations would be reset again but this time towards negativity president bush wrongly is branding of russia as the united states main geopolitical foe even prompted some rather sarcastic gratitude from russia's president bush. it's thanks to romney that moscow understood its suspicions about the missile defense shield in europe were spot on mr romney is elected it will be
farcical see a trickle called war. where there romney's bid for presidency will be successful is yet to be determined but he is saber rattling towards russia india iran have already sparked comparisons with george w. bush's first term that proved to be the case that it's completely vague how romney would build transatlantic corp having made so many blunders already. reporting from moscow. more international perspective now on the vote from akiva eldar chief political columnist at the israeli newspaper ha'aretz. good to see you today thanks for coming on the program for israel as america's closest ally to tell us just how much is at stake in these elections. well i don't think that much is going to change. whether obama will stay another four years or wrong history shows that when it comes to.
these really conflict and to the american interest in the middle east there is no much difference between the republicans and the democrats you can find republican presidents that were very much involved in the peace process such as president bush sr and even president bush jr was in a way more involved than president obama he the famous or in famous road map carries his name obama paid a lot of lip service but he was not willing to twist arms when it came to the final status negotiations if you followed the contents of the debate the last thirty bait on foreign relations is what was mentioned thirty four times by both of them and. you know we get
the eve of the elections during the can drain all kind of shallow promises such as . i don't say that there was a little lot of muslim hole basically campaigning rhetoric going on but if i may just jump in just for a moment here i was doing some reading this morning and it showed that that a fair number of fair percentage of american ex-pats are living in israel who traditionally vote democrat and now going to be voting republican because apparently romney might be as he said in his campaigning an exceptional supporter of israel is romney what israel wants at the moment do you think. i think that you can find a correlation between you know we are now. busy with elections campaign. that will have been less than one hundred days and you can see kind of correlation in the polls between the popularity of netanyahu and romney both of them neo-cons
and the message that we get from the highest national and is that israel will be better off with romney and there is also a kind of correlation between the weakness of the israeli peace camp and the. the very. minor support if you like. in obama and one reason is that i think obama visited in two thousand and nine cairo and he never visited israel and now it is has been mentioned again and again is being. used by the right wing led by netanyahu voices mentioning the fact that romney came here just before the elections and obama seems to be more cold against israel though if you look at his
record. obama was not a great friend of netanyahu but it is same time he was very generous to israel when it came to supply of weapons and defending israel at the u.n. so obama and i'm always white line by netanyahu to bring weapons to bring weapons into israel as we know it's no secret all the that obama and netanyahu have not been the best their friend certainly since obama came into the white house if i may briefly i've got a very running very long time here at the iranian nuclear issue certainly and no doubt is going to be one of the core issues to be discussed do you think with a republican at the helm of the white house that a peaceful solution can be found with iran. i believe that here again the rhetoric's was a little bit different but at the end if you listen carefully to what romney said in the third debate he was not very enthusiastic about both israeli attack
independent attack or american attack i think the last thing that he would like to do is to follow a president bush mistake getting into the iraqi. swamp so i don't see any difference maybe there will be more chemistry between president romney if he becomes president and prime minister netanyahu but i know i really i think at the end of the day i think in a day we certainly want to know what i'm going to say about show to apologize for interrupting i'm so low on time now whatever the case i do stay with artsy we've got life war coverage of the continuing u.s. election akiva eldar chief political columnist at haaretz thanks for joining us on r.t. today. well we will be as i was saying continue our live coverage here on our second issues you won't be hearing addressed on the mainstream networks to stay with us here on r.t. . of the six america votes for its next president. who takes the wheel as the us drives into the future. get the news the mainstream
missives with up close election coverage through a selection of clips. dot com or into the r.t. world update now with baghdad where a bombing has killed over a scuse me has reportedly killed fourteen and wounded over twenty a car bomb blast just north of baghdad near a military base and the bomb struck as troops were leading it is the second bomb to target ever aki soldiers and less than twenty four hours. the trial of four israeli commandos over their roles in the boarding of a two thousand and ten garceau foot has been held in absentia at a turkish court nine turkish citizens were killed when israeli forces stormed a humanitarian ship aiming to reach guards or through a naval blockade imposed by israel if convicted turkey will issue warrants for the commander's arrest so they could each face up to nine consecutive life sentences.
greece is being brought to a standstill by strikes on the second day of what's being called devil's week it's a week of public action in protest at a new austerity package about to be voted on by parliament and those measures will save over thirteen billion euros through pay cuts and tax hikes international lenders are demanding them before handing over the cash that greece needs to avoid bankruptcy. and of course one of peter all of it is in athens as more people gather at the central syntagma square to protest you can follow his twitter feed for updates on that same. time for the cause report next on r.t. . looking at some talks you simply do not believe the const baek and good nice how they can. wrong oh. it's an international sled dog race with those driving the dogs. coming from as far away as
a strand in canada and the us they come to russia and everybody is so very friendly they welcomed me with open arms and the scenery is so beautiful it's very much like a lot and so i felt at home the first blood joke was brought here from australia now us trillions come to this remote russian village to take part in the race it's not surprising they love it this trail are amazing but even more amazing is the story of how racing first started here atoll it wasn't the tough. grazing who set the trail ablaze but a nun and for those who brought their idea to life. five years ago mother pressed care of a bill to dog cannell in the village kids from the local open age came around to take care of the dogs and one day they state their life might seem extreme to some the boys wake up at six to feed to the dogs before school in the evening they spend
up to three hours training their full legged friends but mother per square also encourages her kids to become depth hands on the computer and internet the boys regularly updated their website and they're in touch with their busy mother twenty four seven on the phone itself. but children are the most important thing my only interests not play any role anymore and regardless of whether parsky has hoskins window race or not she hopes the competition will take place in the village next year. but called these dogs and the children it really is not the weaning but truly just the taking part that counts.